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First day of the weekEdit

I know that the UK likes to think of itself as "not quite part of Europe", but is it not an over-generalisation to claim that "Monday is the first day of the week in Europe"? Dbfirs 08:12, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

The previous definitions did not reflect the true international situation. I've made edits in line with the Wikipedia article. I'm happy to discuss this if anyone disagrees. The strange misconception about American and European conventions was added, probably in good faith, by an anonymous editor more than six years ago! Dbfirs 19:15, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
I think it's a bit weird for our definition to reference the ISO weekday standards. People must have seen Monday as the first day long before these were introduced, and many who still see it that way do not know of the standard (I didn't!). Equinox 23:37, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


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Rfv-sense "A dark-skinned person." Said to be Boston slang. Is it attested? - -sche (discuss) 21:02, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Seems to have been inspired by a recent sports related news story [1][2][3] SpinningSpark 23:47, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
Two of those three articles claim that the slur already existed before the incident. The other one claims that it existed in "secret". So the usage clearly was not inspired by the incident. --WikiTiki89 (talk) 08:21, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
I meant putting in a Wiktionary entry was inspired by it. I have no idea if it is true that it was used earlier - I have found no cites. SpinningSpark 18:26, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
I heard it in a w:Russell Peters sketch a few years ago ... . (Sketch goes for about a minute.) It must be at least as old as that, which was in 2008. Does a YouTube comedy sketch count as a citation? Soap (talk) 00:08, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Also, is it unique to Boston, or is that part there just because the recent sports-related thing happened in Boston? --WikiTiki89 (talk) 09:10, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
YouTube videos are regularly deleted (Nyan Cat 50 hours got deleted) so they can't be durably archived. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:24, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
YouTube is not the original source. Cite it as Def Comedy Jam season 8 episode 4, produced by HBO. DAVilla 01:12, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
OK thanks, I figured there would be a way to find out where it came from. So TV is acceptable for citations even if YouTube isn't? Soap (talk) 22:47, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
DVDs are durably archived in libraries just like paper. I'd argue against TV citations, since there's aren't necessarily durably archived anywhere.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:33, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed for now. Re-add with appropriate tags if you can find other citations. - -sche (discuss) 06:04, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

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